The Benefits of Kiln Dried Firewood in 2020

WHY KILN DRIED FIREWOOD IS SUPERIOR.

Many people don’t understand the quality of using Kiln Dried Wood.

The process of kiln-drying wood is undertaken to reduce the moisture content of the fuel to make it more suitable for burning.

Kiln drying is a technique that presents a solution to all of these issues. It involves taking the green wood and speeding up the drying process by placing it inside a kiln. The kiln may be powered by electricity, natural gas or even solar energy. When the wood is baked in this way, all of the moisture quickly evaporates off. Not only does this reduce the amount of time that it takes to dry the wood, but it also eliminates the problem of storage space and ensures that the wood is seasoned evenly. When wood is stacked, some areas are exposed to more air than others, and you can end up with parts that are fully seasoned and parts that still contain some moisture, which will cause issues when burning.

Unseasoned wood is actually a very poor fuel- the moisture content of an unseasoned log means that a great deal of the energy which is released during combustion is simply wasted in evaporating the moisture content of the log. This wasted energy could be utilised in heating your home or stove but instead it all simply goes up the chimney. Seasoned logs, like those available from leading Ireland manufacturer and suppliers, have a much lower moisture content thanks to the kiln-drying procedure.

Kiln drying reduces the moisture content from around 50-60% in unseasoned wood, right down to 15-25% in seasoned hardwood logs. This percentage change makes an incredible difference to the fuel efficiency of the wood as combustion releases more energy more effectively.

The reduced moisture content in seasoned kiln dried logs means that not only is it much easier and quicker to light a fire, but the fire will also burn much hotter and for longer as the combustion is far more efficient.

In a typical fire, burning 10 kiln dried logs with a water content of 25% or less, the same heat output is generated as burning 33 unseasoned logs with a water content of around 60%. This is a real indication of the difference in efficiency- It takes more than three non-seasoned logs to generate the same amount of heat as every single kiln-dried log.

By using kiln dried firewood your fire burns much hotter for longer meaning less fuel is required, reducing fuel bills and the amount of storage space you require in your log store.

During the burning process not only will kiln dried hardwood logs light much quicker, but also because the fuel burns for longer it requires far less attention in keeping the fire stoked with fuel. This is of great advantage in home appliances like stoves and heaters as they require less attention and provide better, cleaner burns.

Switch to Kiln Dried Firewood today.

For a great range of kiln dried logs for sale contact Eamonn at hello@nobother.ie or 0861777151

 

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How To Clean A Stove

Cleaning a Matt Black Stove

You only need to use a dry cloth on your matt black  stove to remove any dust or dirt. Do not use any water on the matt black finish as this will cause it to rust.

You can refresh a matt black stove with a fresh paint finish, either by brushing on tinned paint or by spraying on an aerosol paint; both available from Topline stores. Here is a brief step-by-step guide to painting your matt black stove. Please also follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions.

1. Prepare
Brush down the cast iron using a grade one steel wool, ensuring that an even coat remains on the surface. Then dust the area.

2. Apply Paint
Apply the paint evenly over the surface. Two to three coats may be required depending on the condition of the original paint. Do not paint on thick coats and always allow the paint to dry thoroughly between coats. Allow the final coat to dry overnight.

When firing the stove for the first time since painting, open a window as the paint will give off a smell during this first use.

Cleaning a Vitreous Enamel Stove

The high gloss vitreous enamel finish on your stove is tough and hardwearing but should be treated with care. Here are some tips to help you keep it in the best condition:

  • Cleaning must be carried out when the stove is cool.
  • Regularly wipe the stove with a damp, soapy cloth, followed by a polish with a clean and dry duster. For stubborn deposits, carefully use a non-abrasive, soapy pad.
  • Only use products that are recommended by the stove manufacturer. Most stove companies sell their own brand of approved enamel cleaner. Always adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions on the cleaning product.
  • Do not use abrasive pads or oven cleaners containing citric acid on enamelled surfaces

CLEANING THE GLASS OF YOUR STOVES

Typically the glass will clean itself when there is sufficient heat generated by burning fuel. If a build-up of creosote occurs on the glass it may be due to draft conditions, poor quality fuel or very low burning for a long time. Only clean glass when stove is thoroughly cooled.

 

To clean the glass inner surface, use hot water and a soapy cloth.  For stubborn stains use hot water and fine (grade zero) steel wool.

SOME HANDY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR STOVE LASTING LONGER

Do not burn fuel with high moisture content, such as a damp peat or unseasoned timber. This will only result in a build up of tar in the stove and in the chimney.

Burning soft fuels such as timber and peat can stain the glass. Regular cleaning will prevent permanent staining.

Do not burn rubbish/household plastic.

Clean the flue ways of the stove every month and ensure there no blockages. Please refer to your manual for instructions as they vary from stove to stove.

Clean the chimney at least twice a year.

Before loading fresh fuel into the firebox, riddle fully to remove all ashes this

will allow better and cleaner burning.

Never allow a build up of ashes in the ash pan, as this will cause the grate to burn out prematurely.

Allow adequate air ventilation to ensure plenty of air for combustion.

Cooking With A Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Cooking with wood is wonderfully addictive, and owning a wood-fired oven has become so desirable in recent years.

Wood-fired ovens: They may be the most primitive way for man to cook his food, so it’s likely no coincidence that they can give the most mouthwatering, customizable results and offer incredible versatility, creating amazing outcomes on everything from pizzas and breads to vegetable sides, pasta mains and meat-based entrees.

Cooking with a wood fired oven has many benefits. The most important factor is the unique flavor they give your food, and they also help to preserve most of your added ingredients and increase the retention of nutrients. Plus, these ovens can be used for various purposes, such as baking bread, roasting meat and more—while saving energy because they don’t require electricity.

But wood-fired ovens also demand more knowledge and expertise than a modern model, from painstaking dough production to fine-tuned finishing flourishes. A wood-fired oven requires artistry and a keen eye on the technical details.It is not like a typical gas oven, where the only action needed is to flip a switch. A wood-fired oven requires constant focus and creating solid procedures for those running the oven.

One major key component for cooking pizza in a wood fired oven is to ensure you have Consistent wood.  Of course wood is a big deal. If you are not consistently using the same species, size and moisture content in your wood, it will make baking a pizza difficult. If the wood is inconsistent, the person operating the oven must spend more time on correcting the oven temperature and holding it there rather than cooking the perfect pizza. Having consistent wood will help the oven operator focus on the bake.

Why not try out our range of Kiln Dried Firewood the next time you plan to use your oven?

 

How Sustainable is Kiln Dried Firewood

SWITCH TO SUSTAINABLE FIREWWOD, SWITCH TO KILN DRIED.

As people who care about the environment, but who also like being warm and because consumers are increasingly turning to sustainable firewood in the search for environmentally friendly renewable energy resources. This is why you need to switch to Kiln Dried Wood.

Because they are kiln dried and have a certified low moisture content of less than 20% Kiln Dried Logs are ideally suited for use in all log burning stoves and fires. Kiln Dried Logs are FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] certified, 100% natural and are produced from sustainably managed woodlands. We offer our kiln dried firewood for sale and delivery across all of Ireland.

We sell Kiln dried hardwoods like Beech, Ash, White Oak, Hornbeam (Ironwood), Maple, and Birch in our 1.17m3 crates, these are all high-quality firewood timber species.

Kiln Dried means that firewood has been treated in a timber drying kiln which heats the logs to a high temperature to cook off the excess moisture. Kiln Dried logs are always very dry with a moisture content of below 20%.

Burning wet firewood is bad for both your stove and your pocket! A large amount of energy (heat) is used to burn off the moisture in wet firewood so unseasoned logs give very poor amounts of heat. If you have ever seen the ends of your logs sizzling in your fire or stove, you can be assured that your logs are not dry enough! Also unseasoned firewood is very difficult to light and will burn at sub optimal temperatures, causing your stove to blacken with soot.

Everything about Kiln Dried Firewood tis superior,  the logs will burn a whole lot better so you won’t waste time poking at dying embers or drying out sodden wood on your hearth. The logs come from sustainable, locally-sourced hardwood forests and smell pleasant while burning. They burn slowly and evenly. They are the produce of sustainably-managed Irish forests; they are hardwood (ie ash, oak, beech etc)

Make the switch today by calling Eamon on 0861777151

Cooking With Kiln Dried Firewood

WHY YOU NEED TO START COOKING WITH KILN DRIED FIREWOOD.

Whether you own a restaurant or you are the chef for your family you NEED to consider using Kiln Dried Firewood for your future cooking endeavours.

Advantages of Cooking with Kiln Dried Firewood

1) Free from chemicals

The first benefit of cooking with Kiln Dried wood is that it’s free from chemicals. Obviously, wood is a natural fuel source, meaning that it does not require any foreign chemicals in order to supply heat. Cooking your food with a clean flame has evident health benefits, making wood a good candidate for the job.

2) Enhanced flavour

Infusing your food with aromatic smoke is the main attraction of cooking with Kiln Dried Firewood. This flavour enhancement comes from the cell structure of the wood which contains nutrients taken up from the ground. Refined fuel sources do not have this cell structure, meaning that they do not contain all the impurities of wood which hold all the flavour.

3) Variety

The final advantage of cooking with wood is the sheer variety of options. All different types of wood produce a distinct and unique flavour, allowing chefs to pair them with various foods based on their relative qualities. For example, when burned, Hickory produces a sweet and intense flavour that is best paired with pork and ribs. Alderwood, in contrast, produces a subtle and delicate flavour, making it a better match for smoking salmon or cooking other types of fish.

Make the switch to Kiln Dried Firewood.

Call Eamon today on 0861777151

 

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Lighting a Wood Stove Fire

HOW TO LIGHT A WOOD STOVE FIRE

We are going back to basics, starting with how to light a fire. I know I know this is exactly what you need to learn about right now and you’re welcome, honestly were glad to help.

Set all air controls to fully open, sometimes i find it good to leave the door of the stove slightly open which really helps the draw when lighting.

Use plenty of kindling/sticks and a suitable firelighter, once lit allow the fire to establish quickly, flames should fill the fire chamber. What you are doing at this stage is warming the flue/chimney to encourage the draw. When established add small sized logs taking care not to choke the fire.

Allow a reasonable burn for 10 to 15 minutes. The flames should fill the Stove without being sucked up the chimney.

Re-fuel now with slightly larger logs and allow a few minutes to establish. It is only when these small logs are burning that full size logs should be added.

If your stove has more than one air control then this is the time to close the one which allows air directly in from the room. This is often called the primary control. See the manufacturer’s instructions.

Once the “primary” air control has been closed the temperature will continue to rise. Using a “flue pipe thermometer” will help you know when you have reached the best temperature. If you are using a thermometer then aim for the middle of the “best operation” range.

Once you reach optimum temperature you may now be able to reduce the amount of air using a “secondary” control. Reducing this air will slow the rate of burn but it is vital not to close it off too much. There should always be a reasonable amount of flame in the box and glass should stay clear.

When the stove has been running at optimum temperature for 15 minutes or so, you can check to see if you have set the controls correctly by simply looking at the top of your chimney. If you see smoke, then there is not enough air getting into the stove. Open the control up a bit, allow the fire to build for a few minutes and have another look.

ONCE THERE IS NO SMOKE, YOU’VE GOT IT RIGHT!

 

Buy your Kiln Dried Firewood

ORDER YOUR KILN DRIED FIREWOOD FROM NO BOTHER

We offer a safe secure and convenient online marketplace for home fuel delivery service’s.

Wow that’s a mouthful! Simply put we work along side fuel delivery company’s up and down the country from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Limerick  and everywhere in between.

From Galway where we are based we offer a nation wide kiln dried firewood delivery service with most orders fulfilled within 48 hours of being ordered.

All our kiln dried firewood are hardwoods we stock mainly oak, ash and birch sold primarily in 1 m3 pallets or 2 m3 pallets we also sell a selection of kiln dried firewood in 15 kg (40 l) net bags which can be delivered in multiples of 10.

We also stock a full range of wood pellets, wood briquettes and eco logs all  delivered small or large volume for your convenience.


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